Celebrating 25 Years in Style

2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the introduction of PROFIBUS technology to world markets. To celebrate this momentous year, alongside the 27th combined meetings of PI, we are delighted that Ireland was selected as the venue for the meetings and celebrations. (more…)

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PI at Hanover Fair 2015

The PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI) booth at Hanover Fair this year saw a heavy amount of foot traffic. News from the trade-show includes announcements about PROFINET testing, a new Regional PI Association (RPA) in Chile, new PI Competence Centers in Bolivia and Peru, and IO-Link node counts.  An informal, but more detailed look at the Fair is on the PROFIblog. (more…)

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IIoT and Industry 4.0 at Hanover Fair

The official theme of this year’s Fair was “Integrated Industry – Join the Network” but the real theme was “Industry 4.0,” sometimes spelled the German way “Industrie 4.0.”  And PROFINET, PROFIBUS, and IO-Link feed the Industrial Internet of Things portion of Industry 4.0. (more…)

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PI Update: Free eBook, New Video, Social Media

This month’s PI Updates include turning a widely-read PROFIBUS book, Catching the Process Fieldbus: An Introduction to Profibus for Process Automation, into a free eBook, announcing a 25-year retrospective video, and PROFIblog posts about the Industrial Internet of Things and Hanover Fair including a look at the “lighter side”. (more…)

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